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Just a Thought – What Are You Looking At?

Just a Thought – What Are You Looking At?

More than once, I had to ask myself, what am I looking at? I felt a sense of relief turning off the television after the end of the Olympic closing ceremony. I don't usually watch sports but I can't resist the Olympics; the ritual, the spectacle, so many athletes at the peak of their powers. But coming right after the national political conventions, I've spent so much time in front of the tube [...]

Busy Nov. 8th? Paid Volunteers Needed as Pollworkers

Busy Nov. 8th? Paid Volunteers Needed as Pollworkers

Volunteers are needed to staff polling places on Nov. 8, a critical job that pays between $105 and $175 for Election Day and pre-election training. Volunteers typically work 14 to 15 hours on Election Day. Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. Most volunteers work close to home, and communities appreciate the people who put int the time to take care of democracy. Pollworkers are required to [...]

Walk with a Doc – Aug. 20

Walk with a Doc – Aug. 20

Walk With A Doc/Culver City, Saturday, August 20 at 8:45 a,m. at Veterans Park, 4117 Overland, Culver City near the tennis courts. Jeffrey Penso will briefly discuss “The healing powers of venom.” and lead the group on a walk through the neighborhood. Warm up with Culver Palms YMCA trainer, Brandon Webb, precedes the talk. This event is free and open to th epublic This international [...]

KDT Begins Rehearsals for “Throw Me on the Burnpile…”

KDT Begins Rehearsals for “Throw Me on the Burnpile…”

Rehearsals have begun for the world premiere of “Throw Me on the Burnpile and Light Me Up,” written and performed by the Oscar-nominated Lucy Alibar (Best Adapted Screenplay for “Beasts of the Southern Wild”). “Throw Me on the Burnpile…” begins previews September 10, opens September 16 and continues through October 2, 2016, at Center Theatre Group’s Kirk Douglas Theatre. Directed [...]

Fox Hills Looking for Volunteers for Neighborhood Watch

Fox Hills Looking for Volunteers for Neighborhood Watch

Fox Hills Neighborhood Association is working with Culver City Police Department to create a Neighborhood Watch. The Fox Hills board attended Lindberg Park's Neighborhood Watch meeting, and got to share their experiences helping neighbors to connect with each other and reporting suspicious or potentially dangerous situations. Some of the results were helping to solve 12 crimes in their area, [...]

Suessical the Musical Jr. Opens Tonight at Vets – Performances All Weekend

Suessical the Musical Jr. Opens Tonight at Vets – Performances All Weekend

Ready to start the last weekend of summer? It's opening night tonight for Suessical, the Musical Jr. at the Vets Auditorium of Dee-lightful at 6 pm. Join the cast of of 7 to 11 year olds for their performance, and then come back again to see the 11 to 17 year olds with their renditions.  Tickets are $10, and concessions will be on sale at the deliciously air conditioned Vets Auditorium. Who [...]

Is Parks and Rec Losing Money? Third in a Series

Is Parks and Rec Losing Money? Third in a Series

Discussing the depth, breadth and history of the Parks and Recreation Department with Director Dan Hernandez there was no hesitation over the department's current status. "We have seen a wide up-tick in the programs we are offering, we have a lot of new classes coming in all the time, and our camps and after care are running at full capacity." After some instructors in the program noted that [...]

“Spiked Punch” Pours Out Third Wednesday – Aug. 17

“Spiked Punch” Pours Out Third Wednesday – Aug. 17

Downtown Culver City is the perfect place to get away without any of the stress of traveling. Party and play in a neighborhood that always feels like a vacation, especially on the Third Wednesday of August. Say “Aloha” to summer, which means hello and good-bye, with samples of spiked tropical punch (non-alcoholic samples available for the under-21 set) and music from steel drum band Island [...]

Fiesta Wristbands Now on Sale – Get Ready for the Party in the Park

Fiesta Wristbands Now on Sale – Get Ready for the Party in the Park

Fiesta Carnival Ride Wristbands are on Pre-Sale now for only $25 each! Get them at the Recreation Office,  4117 Overland Ave., Culver City.  Get on all the rides you want, all weekend long. Wristbands are valid for all carnival rides on Saturday and Sunday ( not on Friday) from 11 am to 6 pm, and wristbands can only be used by one person on one day. Wristbands are non-refundable and [...]

Madama Butterfly This Thursday with CC Symphony

Madama Butterfly This Thursday with CC Symphony

One of most iconic characters in opera is Cio-Cio-San/Madama Butterfly, the fifteen-year-old Japanese girl whose family has suffered a loss of fortune and now finds herself as a geisha. Her love to the deceitful American sailor B.F. Pinkerton is naive but true, though he considers the affair a kind of cultural fly-by without consequences. Ostracized by her village for her relationship with [...]

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